Pilea cadierei Gagnep. & Guillaumin, Bull. Mus. Natl. Hist. Nat., sér. 2 10(6): 629 629 1938.;
Vietnam, Bangladesh (I), China (Guizhou, Yunnan), Taiwan (I), Costa Rica (I), Haiti (I), Dominican Republic (I), Cuba (I), Fiji (I), Austral Isl. (I), Marquesas Isl. (I), Society Isl. (I) (Tahiti (I)), Southern Marianas (I) (Guam (I)), Mexico (I) (Chiapas (I), etc.), Venezuela (I), Brazil (I), Colombia (I), Guatemala (I), Honduras (I), El Salvador (I), Nicaragua (I), Trinidad & Tobago (I), Benin (I) as per Catalogue of Life;
Aluminium Plant, Watermelon Plant;

Pilea cadierei (aluminium plant or watermelon pilea) is a species of flowering plant in the family Urticaceae, native to China and Vietnam.
It is an evergreen perennial growing up to 30 cm (12 in) tall by 21 cm (8 in) broad, with dark green oval leaves, each leaf having four raised silvery patches (hence the name “aluminium plant”). With a minimum temperature of 15 °C (59 °F), in temperate regions it is cultivated as a houseplant.[1] It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society‘s Award of Garden Merit.[2][3]
(From  Wikipedia on 9.12.13)


efloraofindia:”For Id 02122011MR1’’ ?Pilea cadierei Pune:
Sep 2011
Kindly Id this potted plant in a private garden at Pune
?Pilea cadierei
No fruits seen

Yes. Pilea cadierei.
Common name Aluminium plant.

Yes Pilea cadierei
Family : Urticaceae
Presently flowering even in my Apt. complex in Pune.

Pilea cadierei Gagnep. & Guillaumin : 3 posts by 2 authors. Attachments (5)- around 600 kb each.
Location:  Bandipur, Nepal 
Date: 06 October 2018
Elevation: 3500 ft.
Habit : Cultivated


Pilea cadierei Gagnep. & Guillaumin: 3 very high res. images.

Location: Eden Project, Cornwall, UK
Altitude: 60m.
Date: 03 April 2022

Habit : Cultivated



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